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Predominant Object Types in the Table List in MapInfo Pro v2019

  • 1.  Predominant Object Types in the Table List in MapInfo Pro v2019

    Posted 4 days ago
    Edited by Peter Horsbøll Møller 3 days ago

    Sometimes we tend to forget to highlight some of the small improvements in the new releases of MapInfo Pro.

    During December, I'll create a  number of posts focusing on exactly this: the small improvements in MapInfo Pro v2019.

    Predominant Object Types in the Table List

    In this first post, I'll highlight a new icon that we have added to all the tables in the Table List: The predominant Object Type.


    As you can see in the image above, each table as an icon next to it, giving away the most typical object type in the table. The icons can be Point, Line, Polygon, Raster or Tabular.

    Raster is used for any table containing rasters or images, such as WMS, Tile Server, WMTS, Raster Images, Raster Grids, and a few other formats.
    Tabular is used for tables that aren't mappable.

    A typical question we get is: What if a table contains both points and lines? The MapInfo tables do support this in contrast to most other spatial file types.

    The answer is, that the icon represents the object type that the table holds most records of.

    Do you find this helpful?



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    Peter Horsbøll Møller
    Pitney Bowes
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  • 2.  RE: Predominant Object Types in the Table List in MapInfo Pro v2019

    Pitney Bowes
    Posted 3 days ago
    Knowing the predominant object type is very useful when creating themes with theme templates.   Theme templates are applied according to the predominant object type in a mixed spatial object table.

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    Bill Wemple
    Principal QA Engineer
    Pitney Bowes
    Troy, NY
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